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November 18, 2012

On The Calendar

11/20 Tuesday Boy Scout Roundtable & High Adventure-Venturing Forum
11/20 Tuesday District Committee / Annual Business Meetings
11/21 Friday Unit Inventory Due
11/30 Friday Popcorn Payments Due
12/4 Tuesday District Committee Meeting
12/6 Thursday Commissioners Staff Meeting

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Adult Recognition -- Hard Deadline, DECEMBER 1st! Be sure and nominate hardworking volunteers in your unit today. Y.E.S, District Award of Merit, Robert E. Little and Henry Crown Award. More information.

Scouting is about Being Prepared! -- Watch this video simulation and be prepared to save a life with an AED machine!

Friends of Scouting Presentations Unit leaders, please take a moment and schedule a time for your unit's FOS presentation. On-line form.

November District Committee and Annual Business Meetings will be held Tuesday 11/20/2012 at 7:00PM at the First United Methodist Church in Richardson. More information.

November Boy Scout Roundtable and High Adventure Venturing Forum
Tuesday 11/20/12 7:30PM. Adventure trek/expedition planning. More information

New Pictures -- Thanks to Steve Bloberger we now have pictures from the Spring and Fall OLS and ALS training. Check out the fun you had or missed!

Fall Unit Inventory Unit leaders, it's time to submit an inventory of your unit roster. Please complete by 11/21. More information.

Combined December Roundtable -- Thursday December 13, 2012 6:30PM. Pot-luck Supper. Good food, good time, Information about Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing and transitions from one program to another. More information.

Cub Scout Roundtable News -- Thanks to all who attended our Pinewood Derby workshop in November. Kudos to Packs 473, 317, and 808 for earning service or attendance awards. Get Roundtable books online if you missed, and gear up for the Combined RT in December! Read more.

Popcorn Exchange -- Now available! more information.

Attention Scouts -- Recruit your friends, earn a patch and a chance to win a prize. Learn more

Need an Eagle Required Merit Badge? -- The Arapaho Chapter is sponsoring a Merit Badge Day. Saturday 1/26/2013 Space is limited, sign up today! More information

Upcoming Training

University of Scouting Saturday, January 5, 2013 SMU. Registration now open, early registration, save $5. More information.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid Two weekends, 2/8-10/2013 & 2/15-17/2013. Serious 40 hour course, you will be much better prepared for emergencies far from outside help after taking this course. More Information

Woodbadge Courses Advanced training for scout leaders. A life changing experience. More Information

Save the Dates

OA Lodge 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner -- January 13,2013. More information. Event Flyer.

Northern Trail District Awards Banquet -- January 27, 2013, 4:30PM. Tickets now available for purchase. More information.

Scouting for Food -- February 9th and 16th, 2013. More details as they become available. More information.

Website and Newsletter

Much more on the website, check it out!

If you have items for the newsletter / website, please review this page for information about submissions.

The webmaster needs help. If you can help make the website have more "curb appeal," please send your suggestions along. Fonts, colors, pictures etc. If you have some photos which you think would be good at the top of the page, please send them along. Also the menu organization on the left side of the page. If you have suggestions about how to organize the menu, I'm all ears. Remember we have to useable on portable devices.

Yours in Scouting,

John Slaughter
Northern Trail Webmaster